HTC’s Vive VR headset gets unplugged via $220 wireless add-on

HTC’s PC-powered VR rig is set to get one of the plusses of cheaper mobile virtual reality systems early next year, after the company announced a wireless add-on that will let users untether the headset from the gaming PC required to power it.

So instead of worrying about getting feet tangled in the connector cable, Vive users will be able to roam around their room-sized gaming space freely, air-slashing bag guys and/or air-brushing virtual art works to feel even more immersed in a pixelated alt reality.

UploadVR saw a demo of the forthcoming upgrade kit, which is not made by HTC itself but rather by TPCAST: one of the first batch of startups to join HTC’s virtual reality accelerator, Vive X, when it opened its doors this summer.

The wireless add-on goes up for…

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